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Identifying the Signs of Overwatering

Identifying the Signs of Overwatering quantico creek sod

One common lawn care problem that many new sod owners experience is overwatering.

When your new sod is installed, it’s incredibly exciting. After all, you can go from a patchy and bare lawn to one that is lush and beautiful. However, proper lawn care is essential to ensure the sod flourishes and looks great. One common lawn care problem that many new sod owners experience is overwatering. What are some of the most common signs of overwatering? 

Thatch Accumulation

A certain amount of thatch is expected when you perform sod maintenance. However, when you have a significant amount of thatch building up quickly, it might be a sign that you are overwatering. Too much water stops thatch from properly breaking down, leading to poor lawn growth. When completing your lawn care tasks, look at your thatch layer to see if it seems excessively thick. 

Spongey or Soft Spots 

One of the most common signs of overwatering during your sod maintenance is spots of your turf that feel spongy or soft when you walk on them. The easiest way to check for this lawn care problem is by walking across the surface of the sod. If your sod is newly installed, ensure you take extra care when doing so. The easiest way to fix this problem is simply watering less.

Mushrooms on the Lawn

Fungi and mushrooms flourish in extremely moist environments, so if you suddenly notice an influx of mushrooms on the surface of your turf, it’s a sign that you are probably overwatering. This problem is particularly common when periods of excess rain are on top of your watering. Make sure you adjust your watering when there are summer storms or when there is a lot of rain. 

Pest Problems

A common problem linked to excess thatch is pest problems. A dense layer of thatch on top of the soil can make it easy for insects to flourish without being eaten by common predators like birds. If you notice this problem, you should cut back on your overwatering, dethatch the surface of the sod, and apply the appropriate pesticide. 

Keep Your New Sod in Great Shape

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